Clinical Observerships at UPHS
Observerships may be granted on a case-by-case
basis to the following individuals: graduates of non-ACGME
accredited medical schools; individuals in good standing
at a non-ACGME accredited training program; or individuals
who are invited, based on the trainees past experiences,
by a clinical department in the Clinical Practices of the
University of Pennsylvania (CPUP). The individuals who are
applying for an observership from a non-United States program
or country of origin must be coming to the United States
for the experience and returning to their country of origin,
or must have other arrangements independent of and outside
of UPHS after the observership.
No physician trainee under contract anywhere
as a resident or fellow may be brought into a UPHS Graduate
Medical Education (GME) sponsored program as an observer.
Such physician trainees must be considered as an outside
rotator to a UPHS program, and must follow all policies
and procedures for outside rotations.
For a complete detail of the application process
and the rules of the observership, please download the complete
The availability of an observership is at
the discretion of individual CPUP clinical departments based
on that department's availability of resources, and the
existence of this policy creates no obligation on the part
of any clinical department in CPUP to provide such an experience.
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